Gary Auerbach portraits of American Indians, 1992-2003
44 prints : platinum
Tohono O'Odham Indians
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Indians of North America Great Plains
Indians of North America Northeast
Chelly, Canyon de (Ariz.)
Taos Pueblo (N.M.)
Following a career as a chiropractor in Tuscon, Arizona, Gary Auerbach began working as a professional photographer in 1991. Concerned about the long-term permanence of his photographs, Auerbach taught himself the platinum printing process. Starting in 1992, Auerbach began photographing American Indians and published these photos, accompanied by biographical information and questionnaires from his subjects, in We Walk in Beauty.
Mostly individual and group portraits of Apache, Arapaho, Assiniboine, Delaware, Isleta, Kickapoo, Mescalero Apache, Navajo, San Carlos Apache, Sioux, Taos, and Tohono O'odham Indians. The collection also includes a self-portrait of Gary Auerbach and images of weavers, dancers, tipis, Canyon de Chelly, Taos Pueblo, and Taos cemetery. Additionally, there are biographical questionnaires and one autostereoscopic multidimensional platinum print.
Photo Lot 2004-13, Gary Auerbach portraits of American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution